Two weekends ago, we went to Chris’s work for a Santa breakfast they put on every year. Last year, Olivia was totally OK with sitting on Santa’s lap, but this year, she is two, and two-year-olds don’t do Santa.
So we sat in the chairs and Olivia was so Not Amused with the whole thing, even when Santa hid from her. Still, it makes for a pretty cute picture, Not Amused face and all.
Imagine if I would have told her Santa was behind her…
I guess that’s the face you make when you find out that Santa is, in fact, a real person and not a 5-inch tall picture that Mama puts up on the wall to try to prepare you for the real thing.
After we saw Santa, we had breakfast, complete with a hot cocoa bar, and then it was on to crafts. We got to decorate a Christmas bulb by making snowmen with our fingerprints, which Olivia was only too happy to oblige.
There was a guy there doing balloon animals, and the stuff he was making was amazing. He made Olivia a little monkey with a heart and she thought it was the best thing ever. I was a bit worried she’d love it to death and pop the crap out of it, but it held up until I secretly threw it away a few days ago.
She got to decorate a gingerbread man, which consisted mainly of dumping sprinkles by the handful and telling me to squeeze, “Moe! Moe!” icing on.
I mean, the girl loves a good party. We’ll just have to try again next year with the whole Santa thing.
Every family was able to leave with a gift bag which was a snowman kit. After you build a snowman, you stick these wooden pegs in which has buttons, eyes, nose, and “coal” for the mouth. So it looks like we have some outside play to do.
These Christmases are really helping me heal my heart.
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